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United Way Raising Funds for Neighborhood Center

Published Sunday, March 17, 2019
The United Way of St. Joseph County is raising $3.5 million to build a neighborhood center on the city’s southeast side that would be anchored by a child care center but also feature health services and other charities. The building would rise on a vacant corner of Fellows Street and Dubail Avenue, now filled with mowed grass and a tangle of trees and

County Receives $1M in Federal Funding to Enhance Connectivity

Published Friday, March 15, 2019
In a press conference earlier today (March 15), U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski and local leaders announced more economic development investment in St. Joseph County. "We are in a perfect position to lead the way for future growth and innovation. Our position is to get a lot stronger. I'm here today to announce that the Economic Development Administration of the

Event Center and Chocolate Company Land Tourism Grants

Published Friday, March 8, 2019
Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development have announced $470,000 in Destination Development Grants awarded to the city of LaPorte and South Bend Chocolate Co. The chocolate company plans to use the grant to construct a new factory and Laporte will use the funds to complete the Dunes Event Center with trails, parking

Inaugural IDEA Week Innovation & Industry Awards Open for Submissions

Published Monday, March 4, 2019
IDEA Week will inaugurate two awards series for entrepreneurs, inventors and advanced manufacturers in the South Bend - Elkhart area during its week of events April 8-13. The first, the IDEA Week Innovation Awards, will be held at a ceremony on April 8 at 7 p.m. at the Morris Performing Arts Center in downtown South Bend, Indiana. The second, the Industry

Final Call to Submit Nominations for 2019 Michiana Forty under 40

Published Friday, March 1, 2019
Friday, March 8 is the deadline to submit Michiana Forty under 40 nominations for the 2019 class. Michiana Forty under 40 shines the spotlight on 40 of the region's most talented and dedicated young executives, professionals and leaders who demonstrate career success and community engagement, all before the age of 40. The 2019 class will see its 500th

Regional Leadership Credited for Whopping 20% Surge in Travelers Through South Bend International Airport

Published Thursday, February 28, 2019
At a press conference held today at the future offices of the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership in the Renaissance District, leaders representing 47 cities and towns in the South Bend/Elkhart region gathered to hear the good news that their collective efforts are paying off. “I am excited to announce that by working together,

Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership Teams with City of South Bend to Train Companies to Implement Lean Principles

Published Thursday, February 21, 2019
Workers from multiple South Bend manufacturing companies recently completed Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership’s (MEP) Team Member Lean Certificate Training and Lean Practitioner Implementation Certificate programs. The cost of the training was covered by grant funds from the South Bend mayor’s Pathways On Demand Workforce Development

City Billboards Honor African-American Leaders During Black History Month

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019
In honor of Black History Month, the City of South Bend released a series of billboards around the community intended to enrich residents’ understanding of local African American leaders who have contributed to South Bend’s history and culture. Each honoree will be recognized on three digital billboards located by the Linebacker Lounge, Ironwood